Suppose I go to place B from place A, and then come back to place A. The distance from place A to place B is 2 kilometers. Is it correct to say that "The distance I experienced is 4 kilometers"? Or "The distance I traveled is 4 kilometers" is a better expression?

  • Did you find "The distance I experienced is 4 kilometers" somewhere?
    – user3169
    Nov 24, 2014 at 1:23
  • No. Maybe I coined the phrase from "the delay experienced is ...". But I want to know if there is a similar usage for distance. Nov 24, 2014 at 1:27
  • "the delay" is an occurrence you can experience. But *the distance" isn't.
    – user3169
    Nov 24, 2014 at 2:50

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You use the verb "experience" when a particular situation (difficulty, problem, loss, etc. affects you or happens to you or you have a particular emotion or feeling (pain, hoppiness, etc.). You can not use "experience" in the sense of travel. The correct sentence is "The distance I travelled is 4 Kilometers".


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